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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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Amazing look into North Korea's history and politics and how these affect daily lives. Although it's non-fiction, it reads like fiction -- not just because the stories are so powerful and heartbreaking but because Demick is that good of a writer. Dav...more
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
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I don't know how I never read this book, but after reading a really bad dystopian book last week, I needed something I could count on and The Giver does not disappoint. The writing alone is amazing and the simple yet powerful storyline is such a gift...more
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" It is clear, the new genre of dystopian romance is here to stay. Apparently, paranormal romance formula I-can't-be-with-you-cause-I-might-kill-you is getting old, so now we will be bombarded with trilogies showcasing new formula I-can't-be-with-yo... " Read more of this review »
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I thought the story sounded intriguing, but I just never cared about the characters and the poor editing irritated me. I have no interest in continuing the series.
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